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T. Christian Miller
Pro Publica
T. Christian Miller reported for the Los
Angeles Times since 1997.
His work included coverage of the 2000
presidential campaign and three years as
bureau chief for the Times in 10 countries in
South and Central America.
Earlier in his career he worked for the San
Francisco Chronicle and the St. Petersburg
He has received an Overseas Press Club
award, a Livingston Award for Young
Journalists and the John B. Oakes Award for
Distinguished Environmental Reporting.
Miller is the author of
Blood Money:
Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate
Greed in Iraq.
Steve Silberman
Contributing Editor
Wired Magazine

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I'm Steve Silberman, and I'm a contributing editor at
Wired magazine. My features appear regularly there
and in other magazines, and are linked here when
they're published on the Web.
I also co-host several conferences on The Well, one of
the most perspicacious and longest-lasting online
Bryant Furlow
Bryant's reporting has appeared in five
languages and a dozenEnglish-language
publications including New Scientist, Natural
History, International Update, and
theGuardian. He authorsinvestigative special
reports for The Lancet Oncology, contributes
regularly to Radiologic Technology and
recently reported on theeconomics of health
care reform for The Lancet Oncology and New
Mexico Business Weekly.  

Bryant is a staff reporter for the Rio Grande
Sun newspaper, where he covers Rio Arriba
County in northern New Mexico — a culturally-
diverse beat roughly the size of Connecticut.

Bryant's scholarly research has been
published in several  journals, including the
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London,
and hasbeen favorably reviewed in the journal
Nature. His papers have beencited in more
than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and
dozens ofbooks, including Matt Ridley's
bestseller Genome.  
The Invisible Enemy
The Pentagon created the
perfect machine for saving the
lives of soldiers wounded in
Iraq. But then GIs started
getting sick. The culprit: a
drug-resistant supergerm
infecting the military's
evacuation chain.

Requiem for the
Magic Bullets
An award-winning journalist and producer, David Phinney’s
work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New
York Times, Miami Herald, the Hearst-owned San Francisco
Examiner, Wired, His broadcast credits include
PBS, BBC, ABC and other networks.

Based in Washington , DC , Phinney’s most recent work
includes a series of award-winning, high-impact articles on
contractors and private military companies working in Iraq .
His stories have been re-reported by other major news
organizations around the world and have triggered ongoing
investigations by Congress, the US Justice Department and
the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

In addition to documentary work and on-air reporting,
Phinney frequently has been a guest and analyst for BBC,
cable news programs and radio. His career includes
extensive political coverage, national affairs, terrorism and
national security. He has consulted with reporters and
producers on stories for ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, The Wall
Street Journal, The Washington Post and other major news
outlets. His articles have been translated into a dozen
different languages.
An award-winning investigative journalist and medical writer, Bryant'sreporting has appeared in The
Lancet Oncology, Radiologic Technol-ogy, New Scientist, The Guardian, and a dozen other
publicationsaround the world.  

Bryant covers New Mexico for the New Mexico Independent,where hebroke a series of exclusive
reports on the state's disruption ofinvestigations into elder abuse and Medicaid fraud.

Bryant's reporting on military censorship of medical research at Walter Reed and elsewhere was
spotlighted by ProPublica, the National Coalition Against Censorship and Secrecy News. He also
broke the story, subsequently reported by the New York Times, of the U.S. Veterans
Administration's failure to report more than 100,000 cancer cases to tumor registries used to track
veterans' cancer rates.

Covering Northern New Mexico for the Rio Grande SUN, Bryant reportedon politics, public finances,
the impact of hospital budget cuts on rural ambulance response times and new "harm reduction"
strategies againstthe region's heroin overdose epidemic. His 2009 investigative series on the
off-label use of psychiatric drugs to sedate jail inmates — a practice that contributed to overdoses
and the emergence of Seroquel as a street drug—  won a first-place New Mexico Press Association /
Associated Press award for investigative reporting.

Bryant graduated with top honors in biology from the University of New Mexico and studied
international relations at California State University, Sacramento. His scholarly papers have been
published in several peer- reviewed journals, including the Proceedings of the Royal Society of
London, and his research has been reviewed in the journal Nature.